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this morning on "early today," thumbs up. leaders from 47 countries agreed to president obama's terms as washington's nuclear security summit. real a life survivor. a florida girl endures days in an alligator infested swamp. and what goes up must come down. a thief leaves behind a blooper reel for authorities after trying to make off with goods at an oklahoma store. captions paid for by nbc-universal television hello and good morning. i'm lynn berry, and today we begin with a complete success. those were the words of russian
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president medvedev after president obama complete his first summit in washington. they have endorsed a goal of securing nuclear materials around the world within four years and keeping them out of the hands of terrorists. nbc's steve handelsman has the story. >> reporter: president obama declared his summit succeeded in making america safer. >> make concrete commitments and take tankable steps to secure nuclear materials so they never fall in the hands of terrorist whose would surely use them. >> reporter: he opened his mega meeting with 47 nations with a warning. >> the risk of a nuclear confrontation between nations has gone down, but the risk of nuclear attack has gone up. >> reporter: the problem is no longer rockets carrying hydrogen bombs. it's a nuke the size of an apple in a truck or a shipping container sent by terrorists like al qaeda. and they're trying today to get that nuke. >> were they to do so, it would
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be a catastrophe for the world. >> reporter: chile showed off something last month. getting it out of the reach of al qaeda. secretary of state clinton signed a deal with russia for both of our nations to reprocess tons of plutonium. >> that will ensure that this material will never again be used for weapons or any other military purpose. >> reporter: mr. obama says chinese president hu agreed yesterday to help tighttown screws on iran over nuclear weapons immediately. >> move forward boldly and quickly to send the kind of message that will allow iran to make a different calculation. >> reporter: but in a triumph for the president, everybody at the summit agreed to better secure nuclear materials by 204. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news at the nuclear security summit in washington. well, president obama will travel to poland this weekend to attend the funeral of polish
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president lech ka chin ski. he was killed last week at a plane crash and the funeral will also include services for his wife maria ka chin ska. the body of the first lady was brought home to poland yesterday as thousands of greevg poles stood in line for hours to pay their respects to the first couple. on her first official trip abroad without the president, first lady michelle obama made a surprise visit to haiti before traveling on to her planned visit to mexico city. mrs. obama made the detour along with jill biden, wife of vice president joe biden to visit the earthquake ravaged island of hai haiti. now is the time when helping the impoverished nation is starting to, quote, wane a bit. the headaches are piling on for toyota. the automaker that has been
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slammed with recalls now says it's temporarily halting sales of its lexus gs 640. consumer reports found in its test that the vehicle's electron electronic stability control took too long to kick in when making sharp turns. the magazine says that can lead to rollover accidents. and now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in oklahoma police are searching for a suspected burglar who broke into a drugstore and left a blooper tape in his tracks. surveillance video captured the suspect who came in through the roof, trying to flee the same way, and falling from the ceiling at least six times. in virginia, mall-goers were in for a surprise when a disoriented deer crashed through the window of a coffee shop and then ran into the shopping center. security cameras captured the animal dashing through the
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halls, but unfortunately the deer did have to be put down due to the injuries it sustained. and in arizona a woman and her shep period are turning crime-fighting into a business. dargo and his owner are using the dog. they're using him all for about $150 per hour. and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel channel forecast. . never thought about that. a two for one. they can take the dog into the house and go right to the teenager's room. >> 150 bucks an hour. >> interesting. my black lab has been sitting down for his whole life. >> put him to work, bill. >> i know. put him to work. let's talk about the weather forecast. it's been so very nice in so many areas. the exception. montana. check this video out.
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bozeman, montana, it snowed and it snowed pretty hard from bozeman to butte, up to great falls. some areas have picked up 6 to 12 inches of snow. this is one of the biggest snowstorms of the year in montana. it continues this morning, but it's exiting and it going to head up into canada shortly. there's world warrer air ahead of it. the cold air is back here through the rockies. big dip in the jet stream here and another dip in new england. the difference is this storm doesn't have a lot of moisture with it in new england. it's just cooler. but this is where we're definitely dealing with the snow. it's still snowing in great falls up near interstate 15. a little bit of light rain here through nebraska. didn't have much severe weather yesterday and i don't expect a lot in the central plains. the forecast, east coast, sunglasses needed wherever. a little cooler in the mid-atlantic. much of the middle of the country will still be warm and windy. 83 in st. louis. look at that. 81 in chicago. as i mentioned, the worst of the
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storm is over. that's ooh a look at the wednesday forecast. now here's a look outside your weather window. sunshine in boston today, 64, that's nice. look at cincinnati, ohio, getting up 2080 degrees today. almost a little touch of summer. houston, texas, 81. minneapolis, a front will come through. a chance of showers and a stray thunderstorm. lynn, that storm that hit montana is going to head up into canada and then come back down and hit new england over friday and saturday. aisle have details coming up. >> of course. rain on the weekend. why not, bill. well, was the dow able to stay above the 11,000 milestone? and more bank execs take the hot seat, and things get heated. your early morning business headlines are straight ahead. plus, who the housewives are siding with in their former co-star's lawsuit. the yankees ring in the new year, manny has a blaft in dodgers' home opener and the tigers make an early move. you're watching "early today."
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good morning and welcome back to "early today". i'm lynn berry, and here are some of your top headlines this morning. j several earthquakes struck in china. there are reports that more than 300 are dead and 8,000 injured. they're searched for victims buried beneath the rubble. nebraska's republican governor signed into law tuesday the first state ban on abortion 20 weeks and later, moving up previous late-term abortion bans by two to four weeks, with findings that fetuses at that point can feel pain. they're calling the law unconstitutional while experts say there's no scientific evidence to support the state's claims. former arkansas governor mike huckabee is causing quite a stir with an interview published
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within the college's campus magazine. the huckabee's political action committee calls the report sensationalized. they found the boy scouts of america next to the tune of $1.4 million in the case of sexual abuse by one of its assistant scout matters in the 198 0s. and a stunning story of survival out of florida where an 11-year-old girl with as berger's syndrome was found alive after being lost for four days in an alligator infested swamp. other than bug bites and dehydration, police say she's doing very well. just remark shl. well, now here's an early look at how dow will kick off the day. the dow opens at 11,019 after adding 13 points yesterday. the s&p gained a fraction. the nasdaq went up 8 points. taking a look at overseas trading this morning in tokyo
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the nikkei climbed 43 point whiels in hong kong the hang seng nudged up 17 points. >> for a second day in a row the dow managed to give itself a little breathing room from that psychologically important threshold of 11,000. the markets got off to a bit of a rocky start on earnings from alcoa which missed revenue expectations. the aluminum maker ended u being the biggest drag on the dow off 1.6%. but looking ahead for today, an upbeat tone could take over following intel's after the bell earning's report. the chip maker came out with a stronger than expected first quarter profit. net income, nearly quadruple, thanks to a bump in spending on technology by companies. that news helped boost shares in regular and after hours trading. other stocks benefitted from intel as well including advanced microdevices. it tacked on 2% as did home depot and google. meanwhile federal reserve
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officials say the economy is a long way from a full recovery, suggesting no rush to begin tightening financial conditions. and there was heated testimony at yesterday's congressional hearing. of former executives of washington mutual. senator carl levin,head of the senate panel were plagued with fraud said wamu had create add mortgage time bomb. the actions were regulated, accusing them of only helping financial institutions too clubby to fail. finally it's a headache most computer users are familiar with, being forced to change your pass word for security purposes. it turns out that making change is useful and may be a waste of time. according to a new study switching passwords does very little to obtain a password since someone who uses lit
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probably use it immediately. romero comes so very close to every pitcher's team and on the court the fight is on for the final playoff spot in the east. your early morning sports headlines are straight ahead. our big storm in the northern rockies heads out and we are left with a beautiful wednesday in so many locations. your regional forecast is coming up. you're watching "early today."
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if you're just waking up, this is "early today." in sports the bronx bombers celebrate with some world series game. here's nbc's fred rogue within an early look at all your sports headlines. >> good morning, they receive their rings. here we go to the bronx, derek jeter and the champs celebrate 27th title. matsui now with the angels received a standing ovation during the ring ceremony. he was mobbed by his former teammates. as for the game, it didn't take long for the yanks to get on the board. a moon shot in the reet field bleachers and they were up 1-0. yanks won it 7-5. off to toronto the blue adjacent
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romero pitched. alex rios finally broke through. that's ooh a two-run homer that snapped a no-no. he snap add career-high 12 over eight innings. rays and orioles needed extras. carlos pena new that was gone when he hit it. the three-run homer ended up being the game-winner. the orioles have dropped five straight. out west dodgers kicked off their home schedule with a parade against the diamondbacks. man manny romero signed. casey blake stepped in and he stepped out. the two-run shot put the dodgers up 4-1. they hit four homers with a 5-1 win. tiger has sent in his entry form for the june u.s. open. you may remember ten years ago he won the u.s. open by a stag iring 15 strokes. derrick rose who guaranteed they would make the postseason scored 39. chicago won it, 101-93.
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bulls need to win the season finale tonight. that's your early look at sports on "early today." i'm fred roggin. well, talk about an unlikely moral compass. hugh hefner weighs in on celebrity cheating scandal. your early morning headlines are straight ahead. plus, check one off the bucket list. a grandma who really does say yes to everything. you're watching "early today."
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welcome back on this wednesday, very quiet weather pattern for the middle of april. jeff a few thunderstorms in the middle of the country. nothing too bad. weather temperatures warm from the east coast back through the rockies. into tomorrow, still nice. philadelphia, a chance of storms. that storm that went up into canada dips down into the great lakes and new england. we'll have to watch for snow in the higher elevations of new england. if you're watching us on wcnc news channel 36 in the queen city, charlotte, north carolina, have your little ones go nose to nose with live animals native to the carolinas at creature cavern at the charlotte nature museum. and that's your "early today" event of the day. all right, bill. thank you. well, now here's an early look at this morning's headlines in entertainment. hugh hefner's entourage is getting a little smaller.
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284-year-old says it's time to give up multiple girlfriends after finding the, quote, real deal in girlfriend crystal harris. and meanwhile hef blasted tiger and jesse james' girlfriends. he said, quote, had a lot of girlfriends but it's not the same as cheat wheng you're mayed. jim carrey who's gotten some flack over tweeting the tiger's wife elin was willing to put up with the golfer's infidelity took to twitter again letting fans know they should isn't put a lot of stock in what he says, calling the resentment misplaced. the desperate housewives say their team cherry. nicollette sheridan filed a lawsuit against him claiming he hit her during an onset argument and let her go shortly after. and it looks like bill karins will keep his day job. the "tonight show" with jay leno has announced a replacement for
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sidekick jerry eubanks. sorry, bill. >> no. it was a close call. >> i know. you were -- >> the audition went well. it was close but ricky's talented. >> we love you here this comes to us from channel 3 in wichita, kansas, where one great grandmother is provening it's never too late to take the plunge. her lifelong dream of piloting a plane finally came through after her family surprised her with a flying less will son at her 77th birthday. her instructor called his oldest student a natural after she took controls over 1,000 feet in the air. she said the experience is one she'll never forget. i bet she won't. i'm lynn berry, and this is "early today," just your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station.
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breaking news. powerful earthquakes rock china. an untold number trapped in the rubble. good morning. welcome to "news4 today." i'm eun yang. >> i'm kimberly suiters in for joe krebs. >> the quake struck early this morning beginning with a 6.9 magnitude earthquake near tibet. it was followed by aftershocks. the death toll has risen to 40 o. about 8,000 are injured and crews are struggling to get trapped people out. rescue efforts have been hindered by telecommunication problems. phone lines are down. we'll follow this story throughout the morning and bring you more information as it develops. millions of americans are
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busy filling out taxes ahead of tomorrow's filing deadline. >> as many write their checks, many are prepared to protest angry over how the tax dollars are spent. that may build more with the annual documenting of waste. >> reporter: almost half the nation won't owe owe taxes tomo but for those who do the annual pig book shows where some of your money is going, like research on cows and potatoes. but there is good news, the pet projects are down 10% this year. >> finally somebody around washington is getting the message. >> reporter: still anger is brewing all over the country. >> the only thing it will do is kill the american dream. >> reporter: the tea party express brings its protest to boston this morning before landing here in washington on tax day. today, president obama

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